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2019-2020 British Columbia Hockey League Season


BCHL NEWS

JULY 3, 2019

The BCHL has announced the re-launch of their signature Showcase event by introducing the 2019 BCHL Showcase Festival presented by Bauer from Oct. 2 to 5. The league has introduced several changes to the event with the goal of increasing its profile going forward.

These changes include:

  • The creation of a Festival event to celebrate the official puck-drop to the hockey season in B.C. The event will now be called the BCHL Showcase Festival presented by Bauer.
  • The addition of a second venue as Penticton will host the league's Interior teams for NCAA and NHL scouts while Chilliwack takes its traditional role hosting the Lower Mainland and Island BCHL teams.
  • A BC Hockey Festival in Penticton, which will include other levels of hockey in B.C. outside of Junior A as well as several fan interaction areas to celebrate our great game.
  • A partnership with BC Hockey who will work with the league to increase the reach of the event, including the participation of minor hockey programs from across the province.
  • The Showcase schedule will begin at Prospera Centre in Chilliwack with games on Oct. 2 and 3 and will shift venues for the weekend action at South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton on Oct. 4 and 5.

BC Hockey, the governing body of amateur hockey in British Columbia and the Yukon, will also be a key partner for the event.

JULY 4, 2019

The BC Hockey League announced today it will debut a new league event on the 2019-20 schedule - the LNG Canada BCHL Road Show. This event will see two BCHL teams come to a neutral site arena in British Columbia for a weekend of hockey and community activities.

This year's LNG Canada BCHL Road Show will feature the defending Fred Page Cup Champion Prince George Spruce Kings and their Mainland Division rivals the Langley Rivermen playing a pair of games in the community of Kitimat. The games will be held Saturday Feb. 15 and Sunday Feb. 16, 2020 at Tamitik Arena.

As part of the Road Show event on Friday Feb. 14, the BCHL, in conjunction with the Canucks Alumni, will also run a Youth Hockey Clinic for the community that will involve on-ice activities, as well as an autograph session with BCHL and Canucks Alumni players.

The BCHL and LNG Canada have also announced an official agreement for the 2019-20 season as LNG Canada will become one of the league's Founding Partners, LNG Canada will also present the Volunteer of the Month Award, which we will award to a team or league volunteer that demonstrates dedication to their team, the league or the sport.

Along with the Vancouver Canucks Alumni, the BCHL and LNG Canada will select 10 BCHL and minor hockey players throughout the season and donate a $2,500 Scholarship Award to a Canadian post-secondary institution they will attend, as a part of the BC Hockey League Canucks Alumni Scholarship Program.s Centre, Penticton

OCTOBER 10, 2019

The BCHL has announced that its Board of Governors has approved the sale of the Coquitlam Express to local businessman Fayaz Manji.

Manji will serve as the team's Governor and the team has announced that Ron Veit will serve as Alternate Governor and special advisor to ownership.

Manji has also appointed Dave McLellan as President of Hockey Operations, Mark Pettie as Vice President and Alannah Kedra as Manager of Business Operations.

BCHL SEASON CANCELLED MARCH 13, 2020

The BC Hockey League Board of Governors announced today that the remainder of the BCHL season has been cancelled due to recent concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

The decision was made by Hockey Canada to cease operations of all events and activities and this mandate is being supported by all organizations across Canada.

“Given the growing trend associated with the virus, we are supporting Hockey Canada’s recommendation,” said Graham Fraser, Chairman of the BCHL Board of Governors. “We believe it is in everyone’s best interest to follow their lead in this situation.”

The second round of the BCHL Playoffs was slated for this weekend with all four series starting on Friday night.

“This unprecedented situation is not something any of us thought we would be dealing with, but unfortunately it’s now a reality,” said BCHL Commissioner Chris Hebb. “In the interest of public safety, we believe this was the only choice that could be made and we fully support Hockey Canada’s decision to suspend operations. We wish our players, staff and fans all the best during this difficult time.”

Statement from Hockey Canada:

Without question, this an unprecedented period of difficulty for the sports world. The health and safety of all participants in sport, including players, coaches, staff, officials, fans, family, volunteers and the general public, is of the utmost importance to Hockey Canada.

After much consultation with the Hockey Canada membership, our Chief Medical Officer and public health officials, the Hockey Canada Board of Directors has made the decision to cancel all Hockey Canada-sanctioned activities, including our national championships, until further notice, effective immediately.

We recognize the tremendous effort that has been put forth all year by individuals across the country as they participate in Canada’s game. Although it is difficult to process the hockey season ending abruptly, we feel this is the best course of action in order to do our part in keeping our country safe.

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Rule Changes

The BCHL is continuing to align with the NHL by changing the rules for faceoffs following a penalty or an icing call. The attacking team will now have the choice of what side of the ice they want to take the draw in the offensive zone.

The idea behind the change is to give the attacking team another strategic advantage in the offensive zone. The BCHL is the first and only Junior A league in Canada to adopt this rule so far.

2019 BCHL SHOWCASE FESTIVAL BY BAUER - October 2 - 5 CHILLIWACK & PENTICTON, B.C.
BCHL Teams GP W L SOL OTL PTs OTW GF GA
Alberni Valley Bulldogs 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 5 6
Chilliwack Chiefs 2 2 0 0 0 4 0 9 3
Coquitlam Express 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 8 5
Cowichan Valley Capitals 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 6 6
Langley Rivermen 2 2 0 0 0 4 0 11 3
Merritt Centennials 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 11
Nanaimo Clippers 2 2 0 0 0 4 0 11 3
Penticton Vees 2 2 0 0 0 4 0 6 3
Powell River Kings 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 9 10
Prince George Spruce Kings 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 7 9
Salmon Arm Silverbacks 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 4 9
Surrey Eagles 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 10
Trail Smoke Eaters 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 14 5
Vernon Vipers 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5
Victoria Grizzlies 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 13
Wenatchee Wild 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 8
West Kelowna Warriors 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 6 3

Points garned during the "Showcase Series" are awarded towards the "Regular Season Standings".

2019-2020 British Columbia Hockey League

ISLAND DIVISION GP W L OTL SOL T PTs OTW GF GA PIM RK
Alberni Valley Bulldogs 58 26 28 2 2 0 56 5 186 214 645 12
Cowichan Valley Capitals 58 35 16 5 2 0 77 4 194 159 790 5
Nanaimo Clippers 58 37 17 2 2 0 78 4 183 134 772 3
Powell River Kings 58 29 23 6 0 0 64 1 180 175 636 9
Victoria Grizzlies 58 24 33 1 0 0 49 4 163 219 623 14
MAINLAND DIVISION GP W L OTL SOL T PTs OTW GF GA PIM RK
Chilliwack Chiefs 58 26 21 5 6 0 63 1 192 172 717 10
Coquitlam Express 58 47 9 1 1 0 96 3 227 127 834 1
Langley Rivermen 58 23 31 2 1 1 50 3 162 204 942 13
Prince George Spruce Kings 58 18 32 3 5 0 44 2 150 203 571 15
Surrey Eagles 58 27 23 4 4 0 62 1 178 176 686 11
INTERIOR DIVISION GP W L OTL SOL T PTs OTW GF GA PIM RK
Merritt Centennials 58 14 40 1 3 0 32 1 168 279 827 17
Penticton Vees 58 44 12 1 1 0 90 8 225 135 592 2
Salmon Arm Silverbacks 58 30 23 4 1 0 65 6 182 179 782 6
Trail Smoke Eaters 58 36 17 2 2 1 77 0 222 170 720 4
Vernon Vipers 58 30 24 2 2 0 64 3 174 178 594 8
Wenatchee Wild 58 30 23 4 1 0 65 6 184 183 560 7
West Kelowna Warriors 58 16 33 6 3 0 41 1 160 223 654 16

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2020 British Columbia Hockey League Playoffs

PLAYOFF FORMAT

TIE-BREAKER CRITERIA:

WITH RESPECT TO PLAYOFFS, FOR PURPOSES OF DETERMINING THE TOP TEAMS, THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA SHALL BE USED UNTIL THE TIE IS BROKEN:

  • The team having the most POINTS
  • The team having the most WINS
  • The team having the most WINS IN GAMES AGAINST EACH OTHER
  • The team having the most POINTS IN GAMES AGAINST EACH OTHER
  • The team having the best GOALS FOR AND AGAINST IN GAMES AGAINST EACH OTHER. (By taking the goals for and subtracting the goals against in games between the teams)
  • The team having the BEST OVERALL GOALS FOR AND AGAINST (By taking the goals for and subtracting the goals against in regular season play)
  • Should the teams remain tied after the above tie-breaking criteria, the team with the MOST POINTS EARNED in games involving DIVISIONAL OPPONENTS ONLY will be used to determine the DIVISIONAL STANDINGS. (This tie-breaker only applies in determining divisional standings)

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PLAYOFF FORMAT:

THE 2020 SHAW BCHL PLAYOFFS, WILL ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING STRUCTURE:

  • Each round will be a best-of-seven series with the higher-seeded team in each matchup determining the schedule (2-3-2 or 2-2-1-1-1, for example).
  • The top-four teams from both the Island and Mainland Divisions will qualify for the playoffs and will be seeded No. 1 to No. 4.
  • The top-six teams in the Interior Division will qualify for the playoffs and will be seeded No. 1 to No. 6.
  • The two additional playoff spots, designated as Wild Cards, are awarded to the next two highest-placed finishers, ranked based on regular season points and regardless of division.
  • The two teams receiving Wild Cards will participate in the Interior Division. (the two crossover teams re-seed in the Interior Division based on their point totals, rather than being put into the seventh and eight slots automatically.)
  • The winner of the Island versus Mainland final will play the winner of the Interior Division in the Fred Page Cup BCHL Finals with the winner advanceing to the Doyle Cup, BCHL vs AJHL

DOYLE CUP (BC vs AB), best of 7 - The Doyle Cup alternates between Leagues, - 2020 will begin in the BCHL (British Columbia). - Winner will advance to the Royal Bank Cup Tournament (National Championship)

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Fred Page Cup - BCHL CHAMPIONSHIP
ROUND 1 - BCHL QUARTERFINALS
ISLAND DIVISION - SEMIFINALS
Nanaimo Clippers (1 vs 4) Alberni Valley Bulldogs GF GA OT
Feb. 28 - AVB @ Nanaimo 6 3 -
Feb. 29 - AVB @ Nanaimo 6 3 -
Mar. 03 - Nanaimo @ AVB 3 2 -
Mar. 05 - Nanaimo @ AVB 2 1 -
Cowhichan Valley Capitals (2 vs 3) Powell River Kings GF GA OT
Feb. 28 - PRK @ Cowichan 6 3 -
Feb. 29 - PRK @ Cowichan 7 6 1
Mar. 03 - CVC @ Powell River 0 3 -
Mar. 04 - Cowichan @ PRK 2 1 -
Mar. 06 - PRK @ Cowichan 2 1 1
MAINLAND DIVISION - SEMIFINALS
Coquitlam Express (1 vs 4) Langley Rivermen GF GA OT
Feb. 28 - LR @ Coquitlam 5 1 -
Mar. 01 - LR @ Coquitlam 3 0 -
Mar. 03 - Coquitlam @ LR 5 4 1
Mar. 04 - Coquitlam @ LR 5 4 -
Chilliwack Chiefs (2 vs 3) Surrey Eagles GF GA OT
Feb. 28 - SE @ Chilliwack 6 3 -
Feb. 29 - SE @ Chilliwack 2 0 -
Mar. 02 - CC @ Surrey 3 2 1
Mar. 03 - CC @ Surrey 5 2 -
Mar. 05 - SE @ Chilliwack 3 0 -
Mar. 07 - CC @ Surrey 4 3 -
Mar. 08 - Surrey @ CC 3 2 -
INTERIOR DIVISION - QUARTERFINALS
Penticton Vees (1 vs 6) West Kelowna Warriors GF GA OT
Feb. 27 - WKW @ Penticton 7 1 -
Feb. 28 - WKW @ Penticton 4 1 -
Mar. 01 - Penticton @ WKW 9 2 -
Mar. 03 - PV @ West Kelowna 2 1 1
Mar. 04 - WKW @ Penticton 5 4 1
Trail Smorke Eaters (2 vs 7 WC2) Prince George Spruce Kings GF GA OT
Feb. 28 - PGSK @ Trail 2 1 -
Feb. 29 - PGSK @ Trail 2 1 1
Mar. 02 - Trail @ PGSK 4 0 -
Mar. 03 - Trail @ PGSK 3 1 -
Salmon Arm Silverbacks (3 vs WC1) Victoria Grizzlies GF GA OT
Feb. 28 - VG @ Salmon Arm 2 1 -
Feb. 28 - VG @ Salmon Arm 4 0 -
Mar. 02 - Salmon Arm @ VG 3 2 -
Mar. 03 - Salmon Arm @ VG 3 2 -
Wenatchee Wild (4 vs 5) Vernon Vipers GF GA OT
Feb. 29 - Vernon @ WW 4 0 -
Mar. 01 - VV @ Wenatchee 2 1 -
Mar. 03 - WW @ Vernon 4 2 -
Mar. 04 - WW @ Vernon 6 4 -
Mar. 06 - Vernon @ WW 8 3 -

BCHL SEASON CANCELLED MARCH 13, 2020

The BC Hockey League Board of Governors announced today that the remainder of the BCHL season has been cancelled due to recent concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

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